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Holidays in Eisacktal

Eisacktal is one of the longest, but also most varied valleys in South Tyrol, connecting the Brenner Pass in the north with the provincial capital Bozen in the south. The area is a wonderful holiday destination for every season of the year. You will be delighted by the magnificent natural landscape, the large activity offer and the numerous culinary events!

Sterzing
Sterzing

The "Zwölferturm" was built from 1468 to 1472 and is 46 m high. The tower was once the northernmost city gate and observation tower for the local fire brigade later.

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View over Klausen
View over Klausen

View over the historical centre of Klausen, Branzoll Castle and Säben Monastery.

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Municipal building of Brixen
Municipal building of Brixen

The municipal building of Brixen is situated on the cathedral square and was built in 1911 as the municipal administration seat.

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The landscape of the Eisacktal is full of charms and exciting contrasts: Lovely foothill crests with gentle vineyard and chestnut groves alternate with lush alpine meadows and pastures, dense alpine forests, bizarre rock formations and the glaciated 3,000 m peaks of the main crest of the Zillertal and Stubai Alps. The Eisacktal offers three cities: the medieval town of Klausen in the south, the episcopal city of Brixen and the Fugger city of Sterzing in the north.

Magic spring & active summer

In Eisacktal, spring is a wonderful season enchanting you with the natural scenery of the apple blossom and filling you with new energies and joy of life. Whereas lovers of winter sports still enjoy wonderful days on the mountains and in the skiing areas, you may also welcome the first warm spring days in the valley in occasion of many events. Especially the high plateau of Natz-Schabs is worth a visit in this season of the year.

In summer, you may enjoy Mediterranean temperatures and plenty of sunshine in Brixen and environs. Hikers, mountain bikers and nature lovers are now attracted by the Villnöss valley and the marvellous Dolomites, by the localities of Villanders, PflerschRatschingsRidnaunMeransen, the Jaufental valley or the Rodeneck pasture.

One of the numerous points of interest of the area is the Neustift Monastery. The impressive premises is going to enchant lovers of art and culture, as well as wine connoisseurs.

Apples from South Tyrol
Apples from South Tyrol

300 sunny days and 2,000 sunny hours are ideal for growing apples in South Tyrol.

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"Törggelen" tradition
"Törggelen" tradition

Roasted chestnuts and sweet grape juice are popular with both kids and adults.

© Stefano Scatà - Suedtirol Marketing GmbH
Vineyard in Villanders
Vineyard in Villanders

Eisacktal, in Meran and environs and in Southern South Tyrol are the main wine-growing areas in South Tyrol. Many South Tyrolean wines have already received international awards.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber

The apple harvest and the traditional Törggelen

The cultivation of apples has an important role in the lower valley areas. Therefore, it is not surprising that the apple enjoys great significance. Every year, the locality of Natz-Schabs celebrates a week dedicated to the apples with the highlight of a big feast and the selection of the Apple Queen. In the restaurants, hotels and inns, you are pampered with exquisite creations and typical specialities out of apples during this week.

Along the “Chestnut path” near Feldthurns, but also in the other localities of the Eisacktal, autumn inaugurates the fifth season – the “Törggelen”. In the traditional guest houses and taverns, you may enjoy roasted chestnuts, wine and typical farm specialities in a pleasant atmosphere. The Törggelen has a long tradition for the farmers and is getting more and more famous among vacationers.

Other indulging events in autumn are the Plum Week in Barbian, the famous Bacon Feast in Villnöss or the Bread and Strudel Market in Brixen. Besides culinary events, the golden autumn offers also a large selection of hiking paths and a family-friendly cycle path.

Holiday offers

Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© Klaus Peterlin - Tourismusverein Sterzing
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

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Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Gitschberg Jochtal
Gitschberg Jochtal

The inviting huts in the hiking and skiing region are a real paradise for connoisseurs.

© Alex Filz - Ski- & Almenregion Gitschberg Jochtal

Christmas magic & winter sports

In winter, the marvellous natural landscape of the Eisacktal and the snowy alpine pastures await you with unforgettable snowshoeing tours, cross-country ski and sledge runs and skiing areas. Do not miss a winter hike to the pastures of Villanders, Rodeneck and Lüsen.

In the skiing areas of Plose, Rosskopf, Gitschberg Jochtal and Ratschings Jaufen, families enjoy high entertainment. Who visits the Eisacktal in the Advent season, should absolutely discover the Christmas markets of Brixen, Sterzing and the smaller and medieval market in Klausen.

Our tips:

Ski- & holiday area Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg Jochtal
Jochtalstr. 1 - 39037 - Mühlbach/Vals
+39 0472 886 048
info@gitschberg-jochtal.com
www.gitschberg-jochtal.com
Tandemteam MaSt Go-Fly
Margener-Str. 3 - 39030 - Terenten
+39 345 8219417
martin@mastgofly.com
www.mastgofly.com
BikeHotels Südtirol/South Tyrol
Bike holidays - Bike & mountain bike - South Tyrol
+39 0474 830 000
info@bikehotels.it
www.bikehotels.it

Recommended accommodations:

Granpanorama Hotel StephansHof
St. Stefan 12 - 39040 - Villanders
+39 0472 843150
info@stephanshof.com
www.stephanshof.com
Wanderhotel Jaufentalerhof
Jaufental 53 - 39040 - Ratschings
+39 0472 765030
info@jaufentalerhof.com
www.jaufentalerhof.com
Hotel & Appartements Traube
Runggadgasse 24 - 39042 - Brixen
+39 0472 833689
info@hotelbrixen.it
www.hotelbrixen.it
Naturhotel Rainer
Jaufental - Mittertal 48 - 39040 - Ratschings
+39 0472 765355
info@hotel-rainer.it
www.hotel-rainer.it
St. Jacob church
St. Jacob church

St. Jacob parish church in Meransen is a Baroque church from the 18th century and has a late Gothic church tower.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
View over St. Andrä
View over St. Andrä

St. Andrä is situated directly at the valley station of Plose hiking and skiing region.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Barbian in Eisacktal
Barbian in Eisacktal

The picturesque locality above Eisacktal is surrounded by vineyards, chestnut groves, meadows and woods.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
View over Klausen
View over Klausen

View over the historical centre of Klausen, Branzoll Castle and Säben Monastery.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Säben Monastery near Klausen
Säben Monastery near Klausen

In summer, the monastery's guesthouse also welcomes pilgrims and guests.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Sterzing
Sterzing

The "Zwölferturm" was built from 1468 to 1472 and is 46 m high. The tower was once the northernmost city gate and observation tower for the local fire brigade later.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
Historical centre of Brixen
Historical centre of Brixen

Cathedral and millenium column.

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Brixen
Brixen

On the central square in Brixen, many festivals attract numerous visitors from near and far.

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Autumn in Feldthurns
Autumn in Feldthurns

In autumn, a vacation to Feldthurns is worthwhile in particular because the place ranks among the strongholds of traditional feasts in the region. On the picture, you can see the famous chestnut trail between Brixen and Bozen.

© Internet Consulting - Sabine Oberheinricher
Villnöss
Villnöss

Geisler in Villnöss

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Villnöss
Villnöss

A nice photo of the rugged peaks of the Dolomites in contrast with the green of the meadows.

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Ratschings
Ratschings

View to Ratschings

© Andreas Agne / pixelio.de
Cross-country skiing in Ridnaun
Cross-country skiing in Ridnaun

In winter, Ridnaun offers well-prepared cross-country ski runs.

© Internet Consulting - Andreas Oberpertinger
Cross-country skiing in Ridnaun
Cross-country skiing in Ridnaun

Enjoy the magical winter landscape by cross-country skiing in Ridnaun.

© Internet Consulting - Andreas Oberpertinger
Vinery at Neustift Monastery
Vinery at Neustift Monastery

At the monastery's vinery, there are cultivated many typical white wines in Eisacktal: Sylvaner, Müller Thurgau, Kerner, Gewürztraminer and Veltliner.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber